Ongoing classes in Yoga and Tai Chi (May-August 2018)  

Tai Chi, Martial Arts, & Self Defense

Qigong Meditation Basics Three and Iron Shirt Qigong One with Steven Sy • Saturday-Monday, Sept. 15-17 • Qigong Meditation Basics Three is a set of meditations designed to balance the upper/lower parts of the body in a grounding way and to break up blockages along the extended orbit pathway. Iron Shirt Qigong One is a system of standing meditation designed to ground the body, both physically and emotionally, and to strengthen the physical body’s fascia (connective tissue). Prerequisite: Qigong Meditation Basics One-Two from summer courses or Tao Basics from other instructors. $375. Contact Steven at (517) 295-3477; steven@spiritualtao.com or spiritualtaoworkshops.com.

Big Dipper Qigong and Stem Cell Qigong with Steven Sy • Saturday-Monday, Dec. 8-10 • Big Dipper Qigong is a short brisk qigong form done at sunset to extend one’s life. Stem Cell Qigong is a qigong designed to detoxify the organs and replace sickly cells with healthy cells. No prerequisites. $375. Contact Steven at (517) 295-3477; steven@spiritualtao.com or spiritualtaoworkshops.com.

Tai Chi Chuan for Beginners with Steve Harrigan • Sept. 12-Dec. 5 • Is Tai Chi Chuan an exercise for health and relaxation, or a martial art? The answer is both. In this beginning Yang-style class, you’ll learn techniques to promote relaxation of the mind and body, centering, better balance, concentration, and improved health. Tai Chi Chuan may also facilitate academic, intellectual, and conceptual learning. $155. Contact Anne at 677-9743; astevenson@wccnet.com or wccnet.com.

Tai Chi Chuan: Intermediate with Steve Harrigan • Sept. 12-Dec. 5 • Ready for more of a challenge? This class offers a higher level of instruction in Yang-style Tai Chi Chuan. You can work on the form at your own pace and practice elementary pushing hands and applications. $155. Contact Anne at 677-9743; astevenson@wccnet.com or wccnet.com.

Introduction to Pal Dan Gum Qigong with Dr. Antonio Sieira • Sept. 12, Oct. 17, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, 6-8 p.m. • Learn the eight silken movements used for thousands of years to promote radiant health and cure diseases. A moving meditation where the body learns to move in a mindful and graceful way that releases stress, clears the mind, and re-energizes the body. $40/two-hour session. Contact Pat at 416-5200; relax@bodyworkshealingcenter.com or bodyworkshealingcenter.com.

Wu Style Tai Chi at Jewel Heart with Marilyn Feingold • Sundays, 4-5:30 p.m. • Learn the ancient art of meditation in motion with this soft style martial art emphasizing relaxation and balance. Contact Jewel Heart at 994-3387; programs@jewelheart.org or jewelheart.org.

Tai Chi Beginners with Master Young and Sifu Carey • Mondays, 10-11:15 a.m.; Tuesdays, 2:30-3:45 p.m.; Tuesdays/Thursdays, 7:15-8:30 p.m. • Learn the first third of the Yang Style Short Form. Focus on relaxation, meditation in motion, coordination, and cultivation of energy. $185. Contact Wasentha at 741-0695; info@peacefuldragonschool.com or peacefuldragonschool.com.

Morning Tai Chi with Master Sang Kim • Monday through Friday, 7-8:30 a.m. • Happiness is not a circumstance, it is a cultivation. When you practice Tai Chi, you get to know a part of you that was hidden and you have been looking for all your life: the power and potential that your mind and body are really capable of. $225/month. Contact Alexis at 845-9786; pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org or sunshen.org.

Tai Chi for Mobility Maintenance with Karla Groesbeck • Mondays, 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:30-11 a.m.; Thursdays, 10-11:30 a.m. • Tai Chi and Silk Reeling classes are for individuals of any age and fitness level who seek to relax and have fun with this engaging body/mind activity. These are peaceful, flowing, low-impact exercises, well suited for calming, centering, and mobility maintenance. Prices vary. Seniors free. Contact Karla at 325-4244; karla@taichilove.com or taichilove.com.

SUN SHEN Basic Tai Chi Form with Alexis Neuhaus • Mondays, 6-7 p.m. • Build a solid foundation in Tai Chi principles in an intimate setting, with guidance and personal adjustment in the SUN SHEN 35 Form. As you learn the sequence and details of the Form, you will experience the calm, effortless power which comes from relaxed focus. $55/month, $17/drop-in sessions. Contact Alexis at 845-9786; pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org or sunshen.org.

Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan with Genie Parker • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 6 p.m., Sundays, 4 p.m. • Wu Style tai chi chuan is a soft style martial art emphasizing balance and relaxation. All are welcome to learn this ancient art of meditation in motion. $45/month for one class/week, $70/two or more classes/month. Student, senior, and family rates available. First class free. Contact Genie at (248) 229-1060; info@wustyle-annarbor.com or wustyle-annarbor.com.

Tai Chi Pushing Hands with Joseph Wang • Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. • Pushing hands is an interactive Tai Chi training which helps you experience the world in a nonreactive and calm way, find freedom and power within yourself, and interact with others without compromising yourself. $70/month, $21/drop-in sessions. Contact Alexis at 845-9786; pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org or sunshen.org.

Tai Chi for Arthritis with Jan Katz • Thursdays, 1-1:50 p.m. • Medical studies have shown this particular program to relieve pain for people with arthritis and improve their quality of life, as well as preventing falls for older adults. Although especially effective for arthritis, it is a great start for beginners to improve health and wellness. $50/month or $17/drop-in sessions. Contact Alexis at 845-9786; pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org or sunshen.org.

Chen Tai Chi Ch’uan with Joe Walters • Mondays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Saturdays 10-11 a.m. • Unique movement art emphasizing inner stillness and relaxation developed through disciplined whole body integration and refined awareness. Instruction in stance training, silk-reeling exercises, and Chen Tai Chi forms. $10/visit. $85/month. Contact Joe at 761-8786; annarbortaichi@gmail.com or annarbortaichi.com.

Tai Chi for Kids with Jonathan Buckman • Sundays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. • From the slow Tai-Chi form, which activates balance and calm, to playful Pushing Hands, which gives safe, gentle outlet to explore themselves, to meditation techniques which they can use in the classroom and at home. This class invites kids to learn about themselves and introduces them to skills that will bring them a lifetime of happiness. Available to children from 5-17. $70/month, $21/drop-in sessions. Contact Alexis at 845-9786; pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org or sunshen.org.

Tai Chi at Weber Center with Bonnie Yarbrough • Mondays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. • Tai Chi is an ancient exercise that involves slow-paced turning and stretching. It has been shown to help improve circulation, balance, posture, increase strength and flexibility, and reduce stress. Good for all ages. Wear comfortable, loose clothing with tennis shoes or socks. $5/session. Contact the Weber Center at (517) 266-4000; webercenter@adriandominican.org or webercenter.org.

Tai Chi: Beginning through Advanced with Good EnerChi Studio and Staggerin’ Dragon School of Tai Chi • Ongoing classes • Tai Chi classes are for individuals of any age and fitness level who seek to relax and have fun with this engaging body/mind activity. Tai Chi is a peaceful, flowing, low-impact exercise, well-suited for calming and centering. Free/low fee. Contact Karla at 325-4244; karla@goodenerchistudio.com or goodenerchistudio.com/classes.

Martial Arts Classes with Huron Valley Aikikai • Monday-Saturday mornings and evenings • Huron Valley Aikikai is a community of martial arts practitioners with the goal of providing an authentic, supportive, and high-quality environment for the study of Aikido. Classes include Aikido, Zen Meditation, Mixed Martial Arts, Batto-ho, Weapons, and Children’s Aikido. For complete information, call 761-6012; hv-aikido.com.

Martial Arts Advantage • Morning and evening classes daily • An extensive collection of fitness and martial arts courses, Martial Arts Advantage offers classes for young children to adults in their 60s and older. Classes include yoga, pilates, cardio kickboxing, boot camp, and specialized martial arts training. First class is free. Memberships available. Call 996-9699; themartialartsadvantage.com.

Aikido Yoshokai Association of North America • Evening classes offered four days per week • Aikido is a form of Japanese Budo, a way of study including both physical and mental training. The word Aikido can be loosely translated as “the way of harmony with nature or universal energy.” Aikido is a way of studying harmony through physical movements. We study moving in harmony with others to eventually strike harmony with nature. Children’s classes offered also. Call 662-4686; aikidoyoshokai.org.

Asian Martial Arts Classes with Ryan Wilson and Barbara Marynowski through White Crane • Ongoing evening classes • Traditional, fully Asian-recognized martial arts training methods sponsored through Juko Kai International and the International Okinawan Martial Arts Union. Call 417-7161; whitecranemichigan.com 

Classes with Asian Martial Arts Studio • Ongoing classes • Martial arts classes include Aikido, Kung Fu, Karate, Tai Chi, Wing Chun, and Lion Dance with the goals of developing a truthful knowledge of the fundamental elements of our martial arts traditions and their roots in Asian culture. Children’s classes offered also. Call 994-3620; a2amas.com.

B.C. Yu Martial Arts Center • Ongoing classes • Forty classes per week include Tae Kwon Do, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Modern Arnis, Mixed Martial Arts, and Fitness Kickboxing. Children’s program teaches life skills. Call 994-9595; questions@bcyu.com or bcyu.com.

Yoga

Inward Bound Yoga at Friends Meetinghouse • Fall session begins Sept. 10, Late Fall begins Oct. 29 • Variety of approaches to yoga, including Hatha, Prenatal and Postnatal, Ashtanga, and several flow classes coordinated with music. For class descriptions and fees, see website: ibyoga.com

Yoga Class with Zen Buddhist Temple • Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 11, and Oct. 23, 6:30-8 p.m. • Beginning and experienced students in the classes learn traditional yoga postures with an emphasis on relaxation, concentration, and working with the breath. The instructors were trained by the Sivananda Yoga Organization, and combine that experience with meditation training. Classes fill up quickly, so early registration is recommended. $60/all six sessions. $12/session. Contact Zen Buddhist Temple at 761-6520; annarborzentemple@gmail.com or zenbuddhisttemple.org.

 Ayuryoga Wellness - The Art of Self-Care with Kavitha Chinnaiyan and Aparna Khanolkar • Saturday, Sept. 22, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. • This session will explore each asana of the well-known Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) in depth, opening to breath and body awareness; the fundamentals of Ayurvedic self-care; and meditation and pranayama. $49 by Sept. 1. $59 by Sept. 21. $65 at the door. Limited to 50 participants. Contact Urmi at 645-0317; urmig.akshara@gmail.com or rasafestival.org.

Open Level Yoga with Michele Bond of Yoga House • Sundays, 4-5:30 p.m., Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m., Saturdays, 10-11:30 a.m. • Mixed level class with variations offered for all levels. $14 preregistered. $18/drop-in with permission. Contact Michele at 358-8546; michele@yogahouseannarbor.com or yogahouseannarbor.com.

 Classical Hatha Yoga with Triple Crane Monastery • Mondays, 10-11:30 a.m.; Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. • Start with a five-minute warm-up exercise, then one hour of custom yoga poses. Class emphasizes incorporating one’s body movements and breathing. Primarily focused on physical discipline, body strengthening, increasing vital life force, and calming one’s mind. Free. Contact Winne at 757-8567; triple.crane@huayenworld.org or huayenworld-usa.org/usa/en/.

 Yoga Classes at The Yoga Room with Christy DeBurton • Mondays, 4:30-5:30 p.m., 6-7:15 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays, 9:30-10:45 a.m., 4:30-5:30 p.m., 6-7:15 p.m., Saturdays, 8:30-9:45 p.m. • Offering Hatha, Yin, and Vinyasa yoga classes. See website for pricing and full schedule. Contact Christy at 761-8409; info@christydeburton.com or yogaroomannarbor.com.

 Compassionate Yoga with Mary Seibert • Tuesdays, 5:15-6:15 p.m. • Hatha Yoga is appropriate for beginners and seasoned students. Emphasis on mindfulness, breath, movement, strength, and balance. $78/six-weeks. $15/drop-in. Contact Mary at 323-2520; mvsa2mvs@gmail.com or compassionateyoga.info.

Yoga Essentials with Michele Bond of Yoga House • Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. • For those new to yoga, or new to this system, learn Universal Principles of Alignment that are an invaluable aid to learning the postures, deepening your understanding of the body, developing a yoga practice that is safe, joyful, therapeutic, and fun. $14/pre-registered. $18/drop-in with permission. Contact Michele at 358-8546; michele@yogahouseannarbor.com or yogahouseannarbor.com.

 The Practice with Michele Bond of Yoga House • Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. • Athletes or anyone looking for a strong practice will enjoy increasing core strength, enhancing flexibility, agility, balance, and mental focus. $14/preregistered. $18/drop-in with permission. Contact Michele at 358-8546; michele@yogahouseannarbor.com or yogahouseannarbor.com

Living a Fulfilled Life Immersion - Teacher Training with Katherine Austin Wooley, Nancy McCaochan, Lynn Medow, and Natalie Piet • Oct. 6, 7, 13, 20, 27; Nov. 3, 10, 11, 17; Dec. 1, 8, 9 • This is our signature five-and-a-half month teacher training program and yoga immersion for greater happiness, success, and well-being. Feeling stuck in your personal and professional life? Looking for something to help you break through? Look no further. $2999. Contact Nancy at (248) 797-4271; nancy@karma-yoga.net or karma-yoga.net.

Yoga Happy Hour: Basics and Restorative with Michele Bond of Yoga House • Fridays, 6-7 p.m. • An easy, gentle practice is exactly what your mind/body/spirit craves at the end of a long week. Feel your stress melt away as you relax by candlelight in our peaceful setting, surrounded by the inspiration of nature. $11/pre-registered. $13/drop-in with permission. Contact Michele at 358-8546; michele@yogahouseannarbor.com or yogahouseannarbor.com.

Free Trial Yoga Classes with Sue Salaniuk • Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 30, Dec. 28, 6-7 p.m. • A Free Trial Yoga class for everyone interested in learning about Iyengar Yoga. No registration necessary. Free. Contact Sue at 622-9600; sue@yogaspaceannarbor.com or yogaspaceannarbor.com

Iyengar Yoga Classes with Sue Salaniuk, Sally Rutzky, Susan Bellinson, and Pam Lindberg • Sept. 10-Dec. 21 • Iyengar yoga classes that focus on the individual student, teaching strength, flexibility, focus, and self-responsibility. Classes for beginners and experienced students. $196/14-week class. Contact Sue at 622-9600; sue@yogaspaceannarbor.com or yogaspaceannarbor.com.

Yoga at Imagine Fitness and Yoga • Mondays and Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Thursdays, 11 a.m., Fridays, 12 p.m. • Yoga classes for everyone, no experience necessary. Specific styles include Hatha, Restorative, Beginners, and Fundamentals. $20/drop-in. Contact 622-8119; imagine@imaginefitnessandyoga.com or imaginefitnessandyoga.com 

Iyengar Yoga with David Rosenberg • Mondays, 6 p.m.; Thursdays, 7 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. • Experience invigorating yoga postures using the methods of B. K. S. Iyengar to strengthen the body, create a feeling of well-being, and reduce stress, and release tension through physical activity and meditation. The instructor emphasizes use of yoga props and individualized instruction so students of varying experience, age, flexibility, and strength can participate together. $99/eight classes. Call David at 646-4195; massage4@aol.com or aareced.com.

Restorative Yoga with Kashi Walters • Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m. • Designed to soothe and refresh the body and soul using props and guided meditation. Please bring a yoga mat. $15. Contact Kashi at 883-6947; kashi@kashinivas.org or kashinivas.org.

Hatha Yoga with Kashi Walters • Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m. • This class uses quieting yoga sequences to help destress and restore the body. The movements calm the nervous system and bring subtle energies back into balance. Please bring a yoga mat. $15. Contact Kashi at 883-6947; atmaram@kashinivas.org or kashinivas.org.

Yoga Flow at the Farm with Carole Caplan • Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m.; Sundays, 9-10:30 a.m. • Traditional Kriya Hatha postures and techniques with an emphasis on alignment, breath, and philosophy. Small classes offer individual instruction. $10/class drop-in; $90/ten-week session. Contact Carole at 847-922-9693; carolecaplan@livebychoice.com or livebychoice.com.

Yoga with Zen Buddhist Temple • Six Tuesdays beginning Sept. 11 and Oct. 23, 6:30-8 p.m. • Beginning and experienced students in the classes learn traditional yoga postures (hatha) with an emphasis on relaxation, concentration, and working with the breath. Classes fill up quickly, so register early. $60/six classes, $12/drop-in class. Contact Zen Buddhist Temple at 761-6520; annarborzentemple@gmail.com or zenbuddhisttemple.org.

Open Level Hatha Yoga with Ema Stefanova • Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. • This class is for new and continuing students. Increase core and overall strength and flexibily. Therapeutic breathing techniques and relaxation are included in each session. $75/five $150/eleven. Contact Ema at 665-7801; emastefanova@cs.com or yogaandmeditation.com.

Drop-in Gentle Yoga and Meditation with Erica Dutton • Wednesdays, optional meditation 10:30-11 a.m., yoga 11 a.m.-12 p.m. • Iyengar Yoga for all levels, no experience necessary. Gentle enough for those with back and other body issues. Please bring a yoga mat and wear loose clothing. Donations welcome. Contact Erica at 417-4385; eld0306@yahoo.com or enlightenedsoulcenter.com.

Intro to Kundalini Yoga and Meditation with Mohinder Singh • Wednesdays, 6 p.m. • Kundalini Yoga is the Yoga of Awareness. Yoga means union; this union is with your inner true self. Everyone is welcome - Sat Naam. $12-20. Contact Mohinder at 276-6520; starbillie@gmail.com or a2kundaliniyoga.com.

Yin Yoga with Pure Hot Yoga Studio • Thursdays, 12 p.m. • Yin Yoga increases circulation in the joints and improves flexibility. It is a slow-paced style of yoga with postures that are held for longer periods of time ranging from 45 second to two minutes. Yin Yoga brings about a meditative awareness of inner silence which is good for beginners. $49/new student special. Contact Lora at purehotyogaa2@gmail.com or purehotyogaa2.com.

Yoga Classes at The Yoga Space • Various class times • Offering beginner, intermediate, advanced, and senior classes. Classes are an hour and a half. $108/7 weeks. Contact Sue at 622-9600; sue@yogaspaceannarbor.com or yogaspaceannarbor.com.

Deep Centering with Ema Stefanova • Ongoing classes 5:30-6:30 p.m. • Classes are designed to effectively relieve stress at a deeper level, both in the body and in the mind. Experience a sense of harmony and centering. Dynamic posture sequences are followed by systematic relaxation and visualization at the end. $75/five sessions. $150/eleven. Contact Ann Arbor Yoga and Meditation at 665-7801; emastefanova@cs.com or yogaandmeditation.com 

Yoga with Cats with Tiny Lions Lounge and Adoption Center • Sundays, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. • Practice Hatha style yoga with the furry feline masters at Ann Arbor’s own cat cafe! Bring peace to your mind and body while filling your heart with joy as you help animals - proceeds help the homeless animals in our community. $10. Tenth class free! Contact Karen at 661-3530; tinylions@hshv.org or tinylions.org/yoga.

Rise and Shine Yoga with Michele Bond • Fridays, 7-8:15 a.m. • The class begins with candlelight as the sun rises over the nearby treetops and ends in the full light of the new day. Mixed-level practice. $14/registered; $18/drop-in with instructor permission. Call 358-8546; michele@yogahouseannarbor.com or yogahouseannarbor.com.

Rise and Shine at Nine with Michele Bond • Thursdays, 9-10:15 a.m. • Includes the goodness of the original Rise and Shine class but at a later hour. $14/registered; $18/drop-in with instructor permission. Call 358-8546; michele@yogahouseannarbor.com or yogahouseannarbor.com 

Gentle Yoga with Marlene McGrath • Ongoing Classes • Expanded offerings of gentle yoga classes designed for students who want a more supported and slower-paced class. These classes feature props and modifications to promote elasticity, strength, and stability for those who may have mobility, stamina, or balance issues. Suitable for beginners or experienced students. See website for times, dates, and costs. Email at marlenemamayoga@ yahoo.com or Marlenemcgrathyoga.com.

Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga with Marlene McGrath • Ongoing Classes • These classes are designed to support the changes of a pregnant body, instill confidence in the body’s abilities, and provide physical, mental, and emotional preparation for birth and mothering. Postnatal yoga is practiced with babies present. See website for times, dates, and costs. Email at marlenemamayoga@yahoo.com or Marlenemcgrathyoga.com.

Iyengar Yoga at Yoga Focus with Karen Ufer • Day, Evening, and Weekend classes • All levels of classes are taught including gentle, new beginner, and prenatal. All props are provided. Instruction in Iyengar method is invigorating, safe, and enhances well being. $18/drop-in; $15/class for session. Contact Karen at 668-7730; info@yogafocusannarbor.com or yogafocusannarbor.com.

Harmony Yoga of Ann Arbor: Iyengar Yoga Classes with Karen Husby-Coupland • Ongoing classes • Classes for beginners and for more experienced yoga students, as well as gentle yoga for those who prefer a supported, slower-paced approach to the practice of yoga. $18 class (discounts for multiple classes). Contact 222-9088; Karen@HarmonyYogaAnnArbor.com or HarmonyYogaAnnArbor.com.

Intensely Gentle Yoga with Patty Hart • Ongoing classes • These classes are for those seeking a slower-paced class, those who are new to yoga, or those needing more adaptation for postures using props. Students are encouraged to develop a deeper sense of self observation and concentration by focusing on their breathing while moving into, sustaining, and exiting poses. Call 645-7251; patty@everybodyhappy.net or everybodyhappy.net.

Iyengar Yoga Classes with Laurie Blakeney • Ongoing classes • Safe, transformative, and educational instruction in the art of practicing yoga asanas (postures). Call for session rates and drop-in fees. Call 663-7612; aasylaurie@gmail.com or annarborschoolofyoga. com.

Iyengar Yoga with Kirsten Brooks • Ongoing classes • These classes will follow the teachings of B. K. S. Iyengar to explore the subject of yoga through the lens of physical poses. No prior yoga experience necessary. $120, regular fee or pay what you are able. Call Sue at 622-9600; sue@yogaspaceannarbor.com or yogaspaceannarbor.com.

Purna Yoga with Raisha Love • Call for times • Come back to the roots of yoga in our new studio. This form of yoga focuses on posture safety and alignment, breathing, and mind-focusing techniques combined with lifestyle and nutrition tips to create a better life. There is no need to have any experience or be flexible, as the class is custom fit to participants’ needs. Contact (989) 284-1042; askraisha@yahoo.com or purnayogaannarbor.com.